An island that offers the quintessential idyllic Greek escape, you’ll encounter glorious coastlines, stunning inland landscapes and colourful and vibrant towns throughout your Santorini holidays, exposing you to one of the most fascinating destinations in Greece. Discovering this island will see you discovering the heart and soul of Greece and its culture, with charming villages and towns exposing visitors to the cuisine, friendly welcomes and architecture of the country, wherever you choose to reside on the island.
Miles of rambling landscape and brightly-painted dwellings create a dreamlike vision of this beautiful island, as you stroll through its picturesque cobbled streets, absorbing beautiful sights and authentic flavours. There are so many things to do during your holidays to Santorini, from cultural and historical discovery to beach break indulgence, ensuring endless variety to your holiday, and while Athens sits just a short ferry ride away, you’ll find Santorini is also one of the most accessible Greek islands.
With a stunning vision of white and blue, the houses of the town in Firostefani provide an endlessly picturesque location to make your base during your time on the island. Modern 5-star hotels and cosy places to stay can be found here, some with the added bonus of an incredible sea view. While the vistas provided by the coast are memorable, often the most striking of views during Santorini holidays are the precariously perched houses climbing up the face of a dramatic cliff. This is the view that will meet those staying in the traditional and authentically-Greek villages of Oia and Fira, peering out over the ocean as a sea of whitewashed splendour.
You’ll always find yourself immersed in that quaint and infectious Greek charm, wherever it is you choose to base yourself in Santorini. Whether you’re looking for secluded charm and idyllic locations or black-pebbled beaches and plenty of things to do for the family, you’ll find your perfect spot to call home during your holidays in Santorini. Those really looking to immerse themselves in culture and history should opt to stay in the beautiful coastal town of Kamari, with accommodation interspersed with Greek ruins and glorious beaches – allowing an ideal balance between discovery and coastal indulgence.
Top Hotels in Santorini
Mediterranean White Hotel
El Greco Resort Hotel
Scorpios Beach Apartments & Studios
Astro Palace Hotel and Suites
At a Glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 3h 50m
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Top Santorini holiday destinations
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